Quick GFVG Chili Recipe

Quick GFVG Chili Recipe

As soon as autumn hits, I start making this quick GFVG chili recipe and it’s always a winner! Super easy to make and as always substitutions are encouraged. This chili is spicy, flavourful, rich and hardy – the perfect meal on a cold rainy day. I usually make a big batch of the chili and freeze half so I have it on hand when I need it.

All the spices used in this chili have anti-inflammatory properties which is great for your immune system. The key to this recipe are the spices. Building flavour with spices is a great way to complement all of the other ingredients. If you are not a cayenne pepper fan you can substitute with jalapeño pepper, chili flakes or use a pure chili.

My recommendation is to serve this chili with a side of corn bread fresh out of the oven, covered with vegan butter and nutritional yeast. OK, let’s dive in!

Quick GFVG Chili Recipe

Recipe by AdelinaCourse: DinnerCuisine: Gluten-free, VeganDifficulty: Easy


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This recipe is a quick 1-pot chili, easy to make and it’s freezer friendly.


  • 1 can lentils (cooked)

  • 1 can white beans (cooked)

  • 1 small can corn

  • 1 red pepper (diced)

  • 2 roma tomatoes (diced)

  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes in tomato juice

  • 2 medium sized carrots (diced)

  • 2 celery talks (finely chopped)

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1/2 tsp crushed pepper

  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 2 tsps cumin

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

  • 2 tbsps olive oil

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup of stock


  • Place your soap pot on medium heat and add olive oil.
  • Add all your vegetables and all our dry spices including the garlic. Stir well and turn the heat down to simmer.
  • Now add your crushed tomatoes, maple syrup, stock and water.
  • Let the chili simmer for about 30 minutes. If your chili is too thick, add more water.
  • Let the chili cool for about 5 minutes before serving it. Enjoy!


  • If you are not a lentil fan substitute it with white beans, kidney beans or whatever kind of beans you like.

If you are looking for a stellar dessert that will pair nicely with this quick GFVG chili recipe, try my vegan brownie cupcakes. Click on the highlighted link for full recipe.

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